Non-academic disciplines like music, dance, painting, cooking, clay modeling and training in chess, cricket, yoga, karate, basketball, football etc. make up the co-curricular activities. If children are left to learn different disciplines within the school hours, little will be achieved. Keeping this in mind, every 2nd and 4th Saturdays are set apart for co-curricular activities for students of Grade II to V.
Music and Dance
“A school without music is like a body without soul”, said the great educator Don Bosco. Acknowledging the validity of this statement IVWS has facilitated learning opportunities of both western and Indian music. Dance and Music has always remained inseparable and so we wish to encourage children to pick up both Indian Classical dance forms as well as the western steps. The aura of our music and dance room projects our vision. It is built with 3D illustrations and figures of famous musicians and dancers from both the East and the West.
IVWS has introduced piano classes from August 2013 guidance of renowned pianist and musician. Students are undergoing piano classes on Saturdays. The school has provided them with five grand pianos.
In the highly competitive world of today children need to learn to be better communicators. Introducing them to public speaking from an early age gives them an advantage. Here they learn the art of expressing opinions on a series of topics, so as to tone their oral language skills through diction, voice modulation etc. in addition, other similar activities can also be taken up side by side to make them even better communicators. Some such activities are:
Art and Craft
It gives the children yet another venue to broaden their horizons. Our skilled teachers will provide guidance, direction and opportunity in engaging themselves in a number of fun filled, interesting activities
As a great writer once said, “Somewhere in the educational scheme there must be encouragement for the dreams and the imagination of youth. His shy fancies should be drawn out of him for the good of his soul”. We plan to have our childrens’ creative juices flowing by introducing them to the playful world of creative writing. Language teachers will develop a curriculum to help the students to become more proficient writers while having fun and using their imagination.
To bring awareness in the young minds about the environment and our surroundings, the school is giving adequate emphasis on gardening. The school is also maintaining a kitchen garden.
School social workers are a vital part of the total education team. Working in collaboration with other groups also trains the child on the importance of working in teams. It helps him connect with others to understand their problems. It teaches him to be committed to the pursuit of social justice. In addition to our students, we also hope, parents will come forward to help out in our social work projects.
Cultural Training and Stage Performance
To keep the students grounded to their roots and uphold the strong cultural tradition, regular and well organized cultural activities form an integral part of the schooling system. It inculcates leadership and confidence in each and every student